The Resurrection of Tom Petty

Of course we’re not talkin’ about a literal resurrection, but the resurrection of Tom Petty’s music, his voice, his life-force as it were, via his music, all via the box set An American Treasure, released almost a year to the day since his death. An American Treasure is a different kind of box set, with…

Blog Rebooting and a Self Interview

The Music To Eat blog has lied fallow the last few months. Taking a breather, as it were- its first lengthy one since starting seven years ago. It’s back with a new design, and, while not exactly a new direction, maybe a slightly different feel.  This is one of those blogs that’s too eclectic for…

Even More Songs of Spookiness

Last year I collected some songs of spookiness here for Halloween, and a few years before that put together a Halloween compilation “The Moon Hangs in Black.” I’m not a rabid Halloween fan or anything, but I do like collecting songs around a theme. And Halloween is an especially fun theme to work with! The…

Petty Days

Tom Petty’s death made more of an impact on me than most of the many musician deaths there’ve been over the last couple of years. Partly because it was so unexpected and out of the blue, but also because, in a way, it was like a living connection to my teenage years was suddenly gone….

Towed Out of the Ditch: Tom Petty’s “Trailer”

Sometimes lost songs find their way back, even if it takes years. The summer of 1985 was the summer of Tom Petty for me – Southern Accents was released that year and you really couldn’t escape it, not that I wanted to. It set me on a path to buying all his older albums (on…

Seven Songs For Summer

A few years ago I did a “Seven Songs for Autumn” mini-compilation (on the Music To Eat Mixcloud page).  Here’s another mini-comp – Seven Songs for Summer (Off the Beaten Path Edition) – so called because they’re somewhat obscure songs. Summery, but not The Beach Boys (well, mostly not), not Jimmy Buffett, not Bob Marley,…